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1.1 This practice covers the preparation of rock slabs for various tests used to evaluate any visual internal defects, or the durability of rock by means of laboratory tests. These tests include, but are not limited to, freeze-thaw, wet-dry, and soundness.Note 1—Tests for evaluating the durability of rock for erosion control uses are presently under development by ASTM Committee D-18.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific hazards statement, see Section 7.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D4992 Practice for Evaluation of Rock to be Used for Erosion Control
D5240 Test Method for Testing Rock Slabs to Evaluate Soundness of Riprap by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
D5312 Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Freezing and Thawing Conditions
D5313 Test Method for Evaluation of Durability of Rock for Erosion Control Under Wetting and Drying Conditions
D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
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ASTM D5121-90(1995), Standard Practice for Preparation of Rock Slabs for Durability Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1990, www.astm.orgBack to Top